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  • Mayo Medical School
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  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Mayo?" -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences- disadvantages and advantages." -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you see yourself being a part of reforming medical care?" -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you change the American medical care system? Why a doctor and not a nurse?" -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Mayo's website, SDN interview feedback, prayed in the hospital chapel, etc." -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seemed friendly and down to earth, the kind of people that I would be good friends with. I knew that Mayo was going to be amazing, but it was still incredible to see the huge hospital complex. The secretaries, the dean and all the students were so welcoming." -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known beforehand what a small chance I had of getting in. My advisor's guidebook had said that normally the interview 250, accept 60 and waitlist 100. In reality, they accept 34 and take around 12 off the waitlist out of 350 interviewees!!!!" -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I attended class, had a little presentation by the secretary, then time to explore by ourselves, then an interview, then lunch and tour with students, then another interview. My first interviewer seemed to hate me, like nothing I said was right- he ended the interview after just 20 minutes. I felt like I had no chance after that; at the end, he said that I was really competitive or something like that but it seemed perfunctory. The other interviewer was so sweet. She didn't ask many questions, and those that she did really allowed me to express myself and my motivation for medicine and for Mayo. This is my top choice school, and with my first interview going so bad I really don't expect to get in." -Posted 03/05/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

MSP

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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